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R.I.P. Mikhail Kalashnikov

I was startled to find out this morning that Mikhail Kalashnikov, one of the world’s premier small arms designers, has passed away at the age of 94. I was startled because I hadn’t imagined that he was still alive this … Continue reading

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Korean Weather is Heating Up

I don’t know what it is about Kim Jong-un that is causing him to get so belligerant to be threatening the tossing of nukes everywhere.  The apparent cause of this heated talk is the pretty much routine annual training exercises … Continue reading

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They also serve who only stand and wait…

There was a front page story in my local newspaper, The Olympian, about two Soldiers from the Ranger battalion at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) receiving the Silver Star for actions in Afghanistan.  One received his posthumously; the other survived the … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Michael Clarke Duncan

I just learned this morning that the actor Michael Clarke Duncan died yesterday from complications of a heart attack.  He was only 54!  I am not a fatuous follower of celebrities, but this man impressed me in the few films … Continue reading

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Reflections upon the death and life of Osama bin Laden

Not that it is “news” to be talked about here in this blog, but as expected more information about bin Laden and his hideout have now been released by the United States government.  Interesting stuff. One bit of self-referentiality is … Continue reading

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Osama bin Laden is Toast

“I’ve never wished a man dead, but I have read some obituaries with great pleasure” – Mark Twain This blog is hardly in the forefront of news, so nobody reading this will be surprised, but Osama bin Laden has been … Continue reading

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